Mr S was very lucky to avoid suffering a brain injury following his accident at work; Michael Lewin Solicitors in Leeds acted on behalf of Mr S to secure him the compensation he deserved.

Mr S was at work on a construction site when he sustained a painful injury. Luckily for Mr S the accident was not a lot worse. Mr S fell through a hole is some defective scaffolding. We were able to make a claim on behalf of Mr S as the accident was not his fault; his employer should not have allowed faulty scaffolding to be in use in such a dangerous environment.

The construction industry is notorious for being a dangerous and hazardous area to work in. Construction workers have to work at height lift heavy equipment use power tools drive plant and machinery avoid the plant and machinery that is being driven and avoid falling down the foundation holes in the ground. This list is not exhaustive it is just a few examples of the hazards construction workers face every day.

5% of the people employed in the UK work in the construction industry; it does not sound like a large number but there are 2.4 million construction workers in the UK. There is scope for a lot of accidents to happen if they are not all vigilant about health and safety. If you have suffered a brain injury at work or any other type of injury you may be able to make a claim; speak to one of the experts at Michael Lewin in Leeds if you are unsure about the type of claim you have.

Your employer should make sure that your work environment is a safe and hazard free place for you to be. This applies to whether you work in a building owned by your employer or whether you are working on someone’s site for your employer. Either way your health and safety should be your employer’s foremost concern.

Your employers have to provide you with a safe environment there are many ways in which they can do this. They have to ensure that all equipment is safe to use and that it is all clean they have to provide at least 11 cubic metres of space per person in a room in order for you to be able to work effectively. Employers are required to protect employees from falling at height or into dangerous substances; they also have to ensure that anything that is likely to fall on an employee and cause a brain injury is stored safely.

Mr S was lucky to escape a brain injury when he fell through a hole in the scaffolding if you have not been so lucky and you would like to make a claim call Michael Lewin Solicitors in Leeds on: 0844 499 9302.

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